Ferrari is celebrating its 90th anniversary in racing with a special exhibition at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy opened on June 5 and will be welcoming visitors until May 2020.
The Ferrari you’re likely most familiar with celebrated its 70th anniversary back in 2017, but the Scuderia Ferrari racing outfit actually predates the road car division.
The story of Scuderia Ferrari starts nearly a century ago when Enzo Ferrari was building and racing race cars for Alfa Romeo.
In 1939, he left the team and started building his own race cars but an agreement with Alfa Romeo prevented him from using his name on the vehicles for the first four years. Thus, Enzo went on to establish a company dubbed Auto Avio Costruzioni and introduced its first model, the 815, for the 1940 racing season.
Ferrari’s exhibition at its Maranello museum includes some of the finest vehicles throughout its long and storied history. These include the Ferrari D50 which was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio to a Formula 1 world championship. Other cars on display include the 246 F1 driven by Mike Hawthorn to a world championship and the 156 F1 driven by John Surtees in 1963.
The 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, which was the first car to feature Ferrari’s prancing horse logo, is also on display alongside more recent race cars like Michael Schumacher’s F2004 and Kimi Raikkonen’s F2007. Exclusive road cars are also featured, including a 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, a LaFerrari, and a full-size mock-up of the P80/C one-off racer.